Looks like we're in for a steamy weekend: When do the public pools open again? (Just kidding. I'll be doing a post on that next week.) But until then, here are some the event highlights over the next few days. As always, check out the Go West Calendar for many more events that might better fit your family's budget, interests or schedule.
TOUCH A TRUCK: The annual "Touch-a-Truck Day" put on by the Batavia Park District is scheduled for Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It will be held outside the Eastside Community Center. The event is free and parent supervision is required. Don't forget your cameras .. you'll likely encounter a dump truck, tractor, bus, police car and fire truck. The rain date is Friday, May 25.
GET ACTIVE: The JustPlay! Sports & Recreational Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday in Carol Stream, sponsored in part by the Carol Stream Park District. There is free admission, and there will be more than 100 sports, activities and performances. Before you head out, I'd recommend taking a detailed look at the schedule. There is a KidsZone, too, for the younger crowd.
GET CRAFTY: The 5-Star Learning Ranch in Batavia (a Go West sponsor) is holding a "Craft Round-Up" on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus there will be a "Buckaroo Fun Fair" for the kiddies, featuring games, a bounce house, face painting and other attractions. Admission is free.
SING, SING, SING!: Spotlight Youth Theater's Aurora Branch is performing the classic musical "Oliver!" this weekend at the Oswego East High School Performing Arts Center. Advance sale tickets are 412 for adults, $9 for children and seniors. The price is $2 higher when bought at the door. Performance times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
MUSICALS ALL AROUND: Spotlight Youth Theater's Kane Branch is performing "Pridelands" this weekend at the Batavia Fine Arts Center. I'm not familiar with this production, but it appears to be an original work set in Africa; here's a sneak peek. Advance sale tickets are 412 for adults, $9 for children and seniors. The price is $2 higher when bought at the door. Performance times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
FOXY EVENT: The Red Oak Nature Center holds an "Animal Encounter" nearly ever month. This Sunday, your family can learn more about foxes on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. The event is free and no registration is required ... be prepared to possibly meet a live critter!